Academic Leadership Forum

The Academic Leadership Forum (ALF) is a series of professional development sessions for academic administrators, including Deans, Vice-Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, and Directors of centres and institutes. The ALF aligns with McGill’s key priorities and enables ongoing conversation about best practices and institutional management.

There are eight ALF sessions held throughout the academic year.

The Academic Leadership Forum dates and topics for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Date Time & Location Topic Documents
Friday 18 September

Remote meeting

8:30-9:30 am

Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic) Welcome to Academic Year 2020-21  
Wednesday 18 November

Remote meeting

8:30-9:30 am

Classroom Controversies: Academic Freedom and Inclusive Teaching & Learning  
Friday 11 December

Remote meeting

8:30-9:30 am

Planning for Remote & In-person Teaching for Winter 2021  

 

Date Time & Location Topic Documents
Thursday 19 September 2019

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Student Wellness PDF icon Student Wellness presentation
Tuesday 15 October 2019                        

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Effective Academic Recruitment & Onboarding PDF icon Effective Academic Recruitment
Thursday 14 November 2019

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Academic Retention & Salary Equity PDF icon Retention and Salary Equity
Thursday 5 December 2019

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Update from the Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic) PDF icon Updates from the PVPA
Wednesday 15 January 2020

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

R2R and Workday demo PDF icon R2R Update
Thursday 13 February 2020

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Supporting Teaching Excellence PDF icon Supporting Teaching Excellence
Date Time & Location Topic
Thursday, September 20

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Welcome Back from the Provost and Update on Strategic Academic Plan
Wednesday, October 17                          

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Road to Retirement: End-of-Career Conversations
Thursday, November 8

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Road to Tenure: Mentoring Junior Colleagues
Thursday, December 6

 CANCELLED

The Future of Student Life and Learning Reorganization and the Update from the Working Group on Online Programs
Thursday, January 17

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Canada Research Chairs
Thursday, February 14

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Merit, Performance Assessment, & Academic Salary Policy
Thursday, March 14

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Bicentennial Planning
Thursday, April 11                       

Faculty Club, Billiard Room (3rd floor)

8:00-10:00 a.m.

McGill Policy on Sexual Violence
Date Time & Location Topic
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Welcome to Academic Year 2017-2018
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Conflicts of Interest
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Endowment Stewardship
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Climate & Sustainability Action Plan
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Faculty Club, Billiard Room

8:00-10:00 a.m.

New Directions for Research and the 21st Century Global University (part 1)
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Faculty Club, Ballroom

8:00-10:00 a.m.

New Directions for Research and the 21st Century Global University (part 2)

Thursday, April 26 2018    CANCELLED
Date Topic
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Building on ASAP 2012
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 McGill Master Plan and update on the RVH site
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Working with Academic Staff Experiencing Health or Personal Challenges
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Working with CFI-JELF Applicants

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pressure Points in Recruiting Academic Staff

Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Workplace

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Academic Leaders' Responsibilities in Responding to Campus Sexual Violence
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